How much is a fishing license in Kentucky?
Fishing licenses in Kentucky can range from about $7.00 for a Resident 1-Day fishing license to just under $100.00 for a Resident Sportsman’s License. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.
PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.
How much does a fishing license cost in Kentucky?
Kentucky Resident Annual Fishing License:
Kentucky Resident Joint/Spouses Annual Fishing License:
Kentucky Resident 1-Day Fishing License:
Kentucky Resident 3-Year Fishing License: Available online only
Kentucky Resident Trout Permit:
Kentucky Resident Annual Combo Fishing/Hunting License:
Kentucky Resident Sportsman’s License: Includes combination hunting/fishing, statewide deer permit, spring and fall turkey permits, state migratory game bird-waterfowl permit and trout permit.
Kentucky Resident Youth (ages 12 – 15) Sportsman’s License: Includes youth hunting license, youth deer permit and 2 youth turkey permits.
How much is a non resident fishing license in Kentucky?
Kentucky Non Resident Annual Fishing License:
Kentucky Non Resident 1-Day Fishing License:
Kentucky Non Resident 7-Day Fishing License:
Kentucky Non Resident Trout Permit:
Where can I buy a fishing license?
Kentucky Misc. Disclosures and Other Important Information
Great news from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services! You can now give the gift of a Gift Certificate. Certificates are available for the following:
– Licenses and Permits
– Kentucky Wild Membership
– Kentucky Afield Subscription
– Summer Camp Fee
– Otter Creek Passes
Other disclosures from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services: Can also be found here on the KDFWS website:
FISHING LICENSES allow the holder to take sport and rough fish statewide by rod and reel, pole or line, or other specified legal methods. Trout fishermen must also have a trout permit.
COMBINATION LICENSES allow the holder to perform any act authorized by either a hunting or fishing license.
SENIOR/DISABILITY SPORTSMAN’S LICENSES allow qualified residents to perform any act authorized by either a hunting or a fishing license and to take trout, deer, turkey, waterfowl and other migratory game birds without any additional state permits. License holder would be required to purchase the Federal Duck Stamp to hunt waterfowl.
All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing licensee page of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Services website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: At what age does Kentucky require anglers to possess a valid Kentucky fishing license?
Answer: Kentucky requires all anglers 16 years of age and older to posses a valid fishing license and permits (where applicable).
Question: When does a Kentucky fishing license expire?
Answer: Kentucky annual fishing licences are valid from the date of purchase to the last day in February for a max duration of 1 full year.
Question: I am a farm owner and Kentucky resident. Do I need a fishing license to fish my own pond/lake?
Answer: The resident owner of farmlands, their spouse and dependent children may fish on their land without a license.
Question: I am a Kentucky resident and I work on a farm with a pond or lake. Do I need a valid fishing license to fish this body of water?
Answer: Tenants, their spouses and dependent children may fish without a license on farmlands where they live and work.
Question: Are there free fishing days in Kentucky where fishing license are not required?
Answer: The first Saturday and Sunday in June are Free Fishing Days and angler are not required to have a fishing license or permit.